The Show: The Lebensraum of popular music

If you enjoyed the opening to today’s show – and who wouldn’t like Whitney Houston’s music being described as tyrannical and capable of crushing every tune in your record collection – the full exchange between Edward George and John Doran is available as a podcast via The Quietus. It is for subscribers only but this one interview is well worth the price of admission.

Meanwhile, battle lines have been drawn within the greater Joint family over the best version of Harry Styles’ “As It Was” – the original, the Arcade Fire cover or Harry performing the tune live at Coachella. Listen to all 3 in the epilogue or watch them below.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 14 May 2022

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

Prologue

  • Highlights of Edward George on Whitney Houston *

The Show

  • WHITNEY HOUSTON – It’s Not Right But It’s Okay
  • PHELIMUNCASI – I Don’t Feel My Legs
  • TESS PARKS – DO YOU PRAY?
  • DEHD – Empty In My Mind
  • TIGA – There Is No Distance Between Us
  • HOMEBOY SANDMAN – Apple
  • PONDEROSA TWINS PLUS ONE – Bound
  • FLUME – Sirens (featuring Caroline Polachek)
  • CREMATION LILY – Selfless
  • SOFIE ROYER – Schweden Espresso
  • BEBI DOL – MUSTAFA
  • WORKING MEN’S CLUB – Circumference
  • CHANCE デラソウル – Give It To Me Baby
  • DREAMING IN YELLOW – Excommunicate
  • KOJEY RADICAL – Daily Duppy
  • MF DOOM – All Outta Ale
  • BODEGA – Doers
  • PAN AMSTERDAM – Rigatoni
  • T.G. SHAND – Little Sieve (Instrumental)
  • FREEDOM FRY – Cool When I’m With You
  • RHEMII ICE – Nah Fukk Fi Free
  • HATE MOSS – Fog
  • KELLY LEE OWENS – Olga
  • BEASTIE BOYS – I Don’t Know
  • ROMANCE & DEAN HURLEY – White Lace & Promises
  • QUELLE CHRIS – Alive Ain’t Always Living
  • SAMPA THE GREAT – Lane (featuring Denzel Curry)
  • MARIA CHIARA ARGIRÒ – Greenarp
  • OLIVER SIM – Fruit
  • TIRZAH – Ribs
  • BlankFor.ms – Before You Were
  • PORRIDGE RADIO – End Of Last Year

Epilogue

  • HARRY STYLES – As It Was
  • ARCADE FIRE – As It Was
  • HARRY STYLES – As It Was (Live @ Coachella)

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Is your muffin buttered? (Reprise)

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 16 October 2021

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • THE GOON SAX – Psychic
  • PHELIMUNCASI – Kolamula Ukusa (featuring DJ Ndaxy)
  • IAN SWEET – f*ckthat
  • BARTEES STRANGE – Flagey God
  • LEMONADE SHOELACE – Autopilot Paradise
  • METRONOMY · PINTY – Half An Inch
  • DJ NAZ GURLPOWER – Mad Gyal
  • HOTLINE TNT – 4-H T
  • LESLIE WINER – Tree
  • LONELADY – (There Is) No Logic (Live on Later)
  • SILLA AND RISE – Anirniq
  • SOLEMN BRIGHAM – Future Brutha
  • PYROPHORIA – Professional
  • STRAWBERRY STATION – Stay With Me
  • SPACE AFRIKA – U (featuring kinseyLloyd)
  • (LORDMOBB) JNX X MEPHUX – Glory
  • cktrl – zero (featuring Mereba)
  • JARVIS COCKER · LAETITIA SADIER – Paroles Paroles
  • DEREK CARR – Synapse 136
  • CUMGIRL8 – Pluck Me
  • GOD DAMN – Drop Me Off Where They Clean The Dead Up
  • RAJA KIRIK – DOR
  • LAURA LEE & THE JETTES – Caterpillar
  • MARINA – Purge The Poison (featuring Pussy Riot)
  • VSTYLEZ – Huh
  • E. BOBBY G. – Music Sounds Better w/u
  • CONCEPCION HUERTA – Onderbreken (featuring Luciana Russo)
  • THE ALCHEMIST – Miracle Baby (featuring Mavi)
  • TANYA TAGAQ – Tongues
  • MC YALLAH – No One Seems To Bother (featuring Lord Spikeheart)
  • STILL DREAMS – Drive All Night (Faster Than Light)
  • SIAL – Kita Dilahirkan Untuk Melawan
  • DUA SALEH – fitt (with Amaarae)
  • PAPA SAN & LIEUTENANT STITCHIE – One More Request
  • WET LEG – Chaise Longue (Live @ Green Man Festival) *

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Pearly Qdrops Drops

We admit that the pun for this week’s show title came first and we then frantically tried to base a playlist around it. Very much a cart-before-the-horse scenario.

It proved to be a good excuse for our biennial trawl through the Cocteau Twins back catalogue, cover versions and all. This included finding a surprising take on “Wax & Wane” by Deftones, which narrowly failed to make the cut in today’s set.

The QAnon portion of the pun is provided by an interview from the All Gas No Brakes YouTube channel (imagine a Louis Theroux documentary put through a Tim & Eric filter).

The remainder of the spoken word clips are taken from On The Media’s “Spheres Of Influence” which takes a dive into “conspirituality” and the rise of pastel QAnon.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 3 October 2020

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • SAINT SEVERIN  –  The Knife (Original Mix)
  • OBSKÜR  –  Bayside
  • SPELLLING  –  Under The Sun
  • TAME IMPALA  –  Borderline (Blood Orange Remix)
  • OPEN MIKE EAGLE  –  I’m A JoeStar
  • BOLDY JAMES X JAY VERSACE  –  Bentayga
  • E L L E  –  Catfish
  • GOAT GIRL  –  Sad Cowboy
  • LAVA LA RUE  –  G.O.Y.D.
  • BAT FOR LASHES  –  We’ve Only Just Begun
  • PHELIMUNCASI  –  I Roof
  • AMAARAE  –  Fancy
  • JIMMY EDGAR  –  Get Up (featuring Danny Brown)
  • SINEAD O’BRIEN  –  Roman Ruins
  • GOOD SAD HAPPY BAD  –  Pyro
  • JANELLE MONÁE  –  Turntables
  • A. SWAYZE & THE GHOSTS – Connect To Consume
  • SAULT  –  You Know It Ain’t
  • JOHN MARTYN  –  Small Hours
  • BLACK TO COMM  –  Stolen Androgens
  • COCTEAU TWINS *  –  Donimo
  • DOMENIQUE DUMONT  –  People On Sunday
  • WILLIAM BASINSKI  –  Tear Vial
  • JPEGMAFIA  –  Last Dance!
  • NO ONE KNOWS WHO DID THIS  –  I’m Junk, I’m Drunk
  • THE CRIBS  –  I Don’t Know Who I Am (featuring Lee Ranaldo)
  • CLIPPING  –  ’96 Neve Campbell (featuring Cam & China)
  • SAULT  –  Little Boy
  • SUBP YAO  –  Mad And Mean (featuring Warrior Queen)
  • SEBii  –  Play Poker
  • PETER PHILIPPE WEISS  –  Subway (Intenta Version)

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

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